My alpha mare is a follower on the trail. 2nd in command in the pasture is the leader - she HATES being behind anyone. She will hang back if I make her, but her preference is lead. Mom's older mare likes to lead, but will happily go anywhere in the line and she's bottom of the totem pole with the qh's. Her younger paint wants to be near the front, or dead last. My other 2 are too young to say yet. One is 2, the other is 3 and learning to carry a rider now, so, I'll have to let you know.
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